Grade 5 Writing Prompts

Looking for something to write about? Try out one of the prompts from three and a half pages of ideas. The list includes a variety of different topics that you can pick and choose from when planning a writing assignment or unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair these prompts with graphic organizers or template to assist learners as they plan and structure their writing
  • Pick a few of the simpler ideas to use as warm-ups or inspiration for journal entries
Classroom Considerations

  • While these were created with fifth graders in mind, you could easily adapt these writing prompts for your fourth grade class
  • These include explanatory, narrative, and persuasive writing prompts; however, the prompts are not separated into categories

  • Comes with plenty of prompts that cover a variety of different writing purposes

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